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Valentine’s Day Lips with Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Smooch, Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset, Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon  

Valentine’s day is coming up very soon! Just like every other major cosmetics brand, Burt’s Bees have been gearing up for Friday the 14th and have you covered with all natural, petrolatum-free lip products for the romantic season.

They kindly sent through the Burt’s Bees Lip Shine in Smooch, Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset, Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon to be featured.

Now, for the swatches…

Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset FOTD and lip swatch

Sweet Sunset: A medium pigmentation copper gloss with fine shimmer. Looks ok when swatched, but magnificent on the lips- almost a dark sepia neutral quality that I find very flattering. Lasting power is a fairly short 30-45mins before significant fading and frequent reapplication is required. Nevertheless, super pretty and versatile.

This is my favourite of the three, and a product that I’ve been using quite a bit since it landed in my hotel room “office” a week ago.

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Posted by on Feb 1st, 2014 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral: review, swatches and FOTD

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

 

As part of their ‘Enchanted Collection’ for Summer 2012, Clarins brought their rather delicious looking Instant Smooth Crystal Balms to Australia. You may have noticed that the Crystal Balms have been reformulated in recent times to include a colour core, which means (yay!) better pigmentation.

This was the first Clarins lip product I’ve tried, and I’m smitten.

Clarins says…

Instant Smooth Crystal Balm delivers lipstick true colour thanks to its colour ‘heart’ that is highly concentrated in pigments and pearls. Its bullet has a surprising crystal look that adds a touch of natural shine to the final result.

 

Price: AUS RRP $34

Availability: Myer, David Jones, selected pharmacies, and www.adorebeauty.com.au

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

 

 

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

Clarins Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral lip swatch

Crystal Coral is a gorgeous blood orange coral, with a  juicy shine. It’s bright shade, but at the same time quite wearable.

Unlike the previous version of the Crystal Balms without the colour core (see Rae’s review of the older version on The Notice) , these are surprisingly pigmented with medium coverage in one layer. I find that the shine wears off in about 30mins-1hr, but the colour clings on as a soft stain for quite a long time (around 3-4hrs on me, which is impressive for a lipstick/gloss/balm hybrid).

The Clarins Crystal balms are lightweight and non sticky. As far as hydration goes- it’s lightly moisturising but will not replace my heavy duty lip balms when my lips are dry.

 

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Posted by on Aug 7th, 2012 in FOTD, Lip balm, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 1 comment

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Face Of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon reviewed

 

 

I was very excited to receive the pack of limited edition Face Of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons in the mail about a week ago, sent by the lovely Face Of Australia fairy (Tina). They’re FOA’s drugstore answer to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and they really seem to give Clinique a run for their money!

These Lip Crayons are basically a tinted lip balm in stick form. They have sheer to medium pigmentation, a subtle glossy finish, and lightweight/thin consistency.

 

 

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Macaron:

Macaron is my favourite out of the three Lip Crayon shades- it is a medium strawberry pink and very similar to Clinique’s Chunky Cherry (reviewed here )

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae:

A neutral toffee brown colour, which is quite similar to Clinique’s ‘Graped Up’ Chubby Stick (reviewed here.).  Both this and Clinique’s Graped Up doesn’t seem to suit me, but I’ve seen it look gorgeous on girls with a lot of red/pink natural pigment in their lips which lifts the colour (see it on Suzanne for example).

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Cupcake:

Cupcake is a light, cool toned pink which has sheer but buildable pigmentation. This would look best on fair girls with lightly pigmented lips in my opinion.

 

 

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae lip swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae lip swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Cupcake

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Cupcake lip swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Macaron lip swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Macaron lip swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae, Cupcake, and Macaron swatch

Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae, Cupcake, and Macaron swatch

 

 

Texture wise, the Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are quite similar to the Clinique Chubby Stick- the Chubby Sticks are perhaps the tiniest bit glossier and slightly more hydrating.. Both products require frequent reapplication to keep up the colour and balm properties.

Australian RRP for the Clinique Chubby Sticks is $35.00, and the RRP for the pack of 3 FOA Lip Crayons is a mere $14.95. Given that the two products are quite similar, the huge price difference means that Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are much better value and you’d be mad to pass up on these if you’ve ever wanted to try the Chubby Sticks.

 

note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.

 

Posted by on Jun 1st, 2012 in Lip balm, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


Petrolatum Detox Chapter 7: Shizen Lip Gloss Conditioner and Tint Conditioner

 

Shizen Lip Gloss Conditioner and Tint Conditioner

Shizen Lip Gloss Conditioner and Tint Conditioner

 

Shizen say…

Shizen’s products are petroleum and mineral oil free. This means they are free from petrochemical ingredients like triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), paraffin, behentrimonium chloride and petrolatum. These ingredients are a by-product in the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline or petrol. In cosmetics they are known to be a great barrier, but don’t penetrate the skin and don’t add moisture. You can easily recognise it in lip products as it’s greasy and very slippery to touch. Shizen’s products are made free from these ingredients, and are made with only all natural, superior quality butters, waxes, vitamins and botanical extracts. So Shizen’s products provide an excellent barrier to protect your lips from the environment, and also provide moisture to your skin. Not slippery and ever so moisturising.

Hi guys!

As you know, I’m always on the lookout for petrolatum free lip balms for my needy lips. Some time last year, I heard about the Shizen range from the lip balm addict/guru Anissa from Beautifully Glossy blog and was intrigued.

The last few months I’ve been trialling their Lip Gloss Conditioner and their Tinted Lip Conditioner and have been delighted by both products.

The Shizen Lip Gloss conditioner is packaged in a cute apothecary style pot. It has a buttery balmy texture and a gorgeous citrus, lemongrassy scent – in fact, if you are a fan of the John Masters lip balm, you will love this. Fairly moisturising but I do find that when my lips are at their worst they still prefer the Jack Black balms.

The Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner is a sheer but buildable fuschia pink tinted lip balm. I’ve gone over my lips a few times to get the intensity of colour for the swatch and FOTD. It has similar hydrating properties to the Lip Gloss Conditioner in the pot.

 

Price: Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner-  $15.95, Shizen Lip Gloss Conditioner- $14.95

availability: www.shizen.com.au

 

Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner

Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner 'Pinkie' swatch

Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner

Me wearing Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner in Pinkie

 

note: for a breakdown of the rest of the makeup, see this FOTD (I just changed lippies between the posts)

 

Here is a clip of the lovely Simone Wyndham talking about her Shizen lip care range.

note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration 

Posted by on Mar 6th, 2012 in Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox, Reviews | 0 comments.


Pretty in pink: a Clinique Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a day away, and frankly I can hardly wait. Tomorrow P and I are getting on a flight to Hobart for a much needed holiday (the last time I managed to get away for a holiday was my trip to New York in November 2011, and it’s getting to the stage where just getting through each day at work felt like torture. First world problems? Perhaps.)

Although I’m not a huge fan of chocolate or flowers, I do like having something pretty on my lips during V day. Miranda from Clinique HQ very kindly sent me her favourite Valentine’s lip products : Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick and Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour. I thought I would swatch, review, and FOTD them for you, loved up reader. :)

 

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

 

 

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour

 

 

Price:  Chubby Sticks: $35.00 AUD,  High Impact Lip Colour:  $36.00 AUD

Availability: Clinique counters worldwide, Myer department stores.]

 

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick…

 

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

 

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